I couldn't help it: having shouted out
Tim and Nathaniel in the categories I drafted last night, I couldn't have the world thinking that I had forgotten ModFab
, who'd also have a Willy Wonka golden ticket to the stay-up-all-night sleepover I wish I could throw on the night before the nominations. ModFab's theater productions are always such arresting sights to behold, and he's always so attuned to production design in his film reviews, that the Art Direction category always makes me think of him. So, there went my lunch hour, but here you go
. Tough choices this year, and a lot of swapping in and out right until the end, but I think I'm at peace with these as my final five.
By the way, as we've now hit the one-third mark of these Honorees, with 7 out of 21 categories announced, the multiple nominees thus far are Lust, Caution
and There Will Be Blood
with three apiece (and at least one honorable mention in each case), and The Aerial
(a four-time honorable mention, which means it's been in striking distance for every category
except Costume Design), and Lady Chatterley
. Since I'd argue that none of these movies, save There Will Be Blood
, got anywhere close to their due while they were in theaters, I hope that somehow, somewhere, somebody's Netflix queue is newly a-churning.
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